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Equilibrium Statistical Physics (3rd Edition) - Birger Bergersen

Equilibrium Statistical Physics (3rd Edition)

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This third edition of one of the most important and best selling textbooks in statistical physics, is a graduate level text suitable for students in physics, chemistry, and materials science. Highlights of the book include a discussion of strongly interacting condensed matter systems with a thorough treatment of mean field and Landau theories of phase transitions. Discussions of the Potts model and the asymmetric exclusion process have been added. Along with traditional approaches to the subject such as the virial expansion and integral equations, newer theories such as perturbation theory and density functional theories are introduced. The modern theory of phase transitions occupies a central place in this book. A separate, largely rewritten, chapter is devoted to the renormalization group approach to critical phenomena, with detailed discussion of the basic concepts of this important technique and examples of both exact and approximate calculations given. The development of the basic tools is completed in an expanded chapter on computer simulations in which both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques are introduced.

..."an intriguing, fresh approach to modern statistical mechanics ... choice of problems is superb."

Review of Thermodynamics; Statistical Ensembles; Mean Field and Landau Theory; Dense Gases and Liquids; Critical Phenomena I; Critical Phenomena II: The Renormalization Group; Simulations; Polymers and Membranes; Quantum Fluids; Linear Response Theory; Disordered Materials.

ISBN: 9789812560483
ISBN-10: 9812560483
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st June 2006
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised